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10 out of 10
At the school
"The ubiquitous "why medicine?""
"Tell me about an issue you became aware of while working at a psychiatric hospital for a summer"
"How'd you get this externship with a surgeon?"
"Nothing particularly unusual... both interviews were very conversational. Student: what do you like to do for fun? Faculty: your recommenders have said a lot of very positive things about you. What would YOU say is the most important thing about you?"
"Nothing difficult whatsoever. I didn't even get asked "why Hopkins?"!"
"SDN, Hopkins website/viewbook, stayed at Reed hall and went to Greeter's, my 8 previous interviews"
"The students--I'd heard some negative rumors, but they were all really friendly, and much more laid-back than I expected. The MS1 class is all REALLY closeknit and have a lot of fun together. Also, my fellow interviewees were amazing. I'm actually keeping in touch with several of them. Obviously, there are tons of opportunities here, and it's a life-long door opener. It's Hopkins!"
"Reed Hall looks like a mental institution--yikes. And Baltimore still scares me,: even though everyone at Hopkins says it's not as bad as its rap, it doesn't exactly seem good either."
"that Hopkins students aren't crazy gunners. And that the "refreshments" at the Greeters session are basically a bag of candy, so, eat dinner!"
"All in all, a great visit. Staying in Reed was a lot of fun since it gave me time to bond with other interviewees and talk to more Hopkins students; by the time I actually got to the interview day in the morning, I felt very settled in and comfortable. Dr. White gives a brief talk about the admissions process and financial aid, then you go to a lunch with assigned seating so each table has 3-4 interviewees and a faculty member or student. We talked about sports and city driving, and the food was good. Totally laid back. This is followed by a tour by a student. Then, at 2, you all go to the admissions office and sit with a bunch of 4th years who are on the adcom. They're evaluating you, but it was TOTALLY chill. They were friendly and easy to talk to. Throughout this period, you get taken away for a 15 min closed-file interview with one of these students, and a regular-length one with a faculty member. Both were extremely friendly and easy. My heart rate didn't accelerate all day, and Hopkins left a very positive impression on me!"
8 out of 10
Out of state
At school facility
Hampton Inn (by airport)
8 out of 10
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3 out of 10
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